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Minimum wage to be settled within days
El¿bieta Rafalska
Poland's cabinet is expected to settle the final amount of the 2019 minimum wage at the sitting scheduled for September 11, Family, Labor and Social Policy Minister Elzbieta Rafalska told PAP.
"At the sitting on September 11 - this is going to be the deadline - the Council of Ministers will decide on the final amount of the minimum wage and the hourly wage," Rafalska said. "We know the proposal of trade unions, of employers, and our earlier [proposal] of PLN 2220."
Polish cabinet is legally bound to make a final decision on the minimum wage to September 15.
Back in June, the cabinet approved the proposal to hike the current minimum wage by 5.7% to PLN 2220 gross as of 2019. That amount would keep the minimum wage at 46.6% of the country's average wage.
On August 31, the daily Rzeczpospolita reported that the cabinet wants to hike minimum wage to PLN 2255 in 2019 versus the initial plan for PLN 2220, citing insider information following the government officials meeting with Poland's major trade union Solidarnosc.
Currently, the minimum wage stands at PLN 2100 after it was hiked by 5% or PLN 100 as of January 2018.